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  • Escrito por Eilen Molina Fernandez, ACN
  • Categoría: News
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The protection of endemic species of flora is enhanced in Holguín

The Botanical Garden of the city of Holguín, located in the outskirts of the eastern city and created in 1995, constitutes a reference area where the protection of endemic species of flora is enhanced through environmental education.

Yudith Floirian, a specialist in the natural reserve, said that among the main activities there are educational talks and conferences referring to the properties of specimens such as the dwarf cactus and the Holguín flower, exclusive to the eastern territory.

She stressed that within the space some 117 endemic varieties of Cuba are represented, preserved for the study and dissemination of their main characteristics as protectors of the natural environment in different areas of the province.

In the area covered by the plantations of this unit, attached to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, research projects are also developed for the protection of the mountainous ecosystems of the province, where there are most of the autochthonous plants in danger of extinction.

The Holguín Botanical Garden, located at about five and a half kilometers from the historic center of the city in the vicinity of the Mayabe Valley recreational park, has in its fifteen areas more than 19 thousand species from the five continents.

Among the programs to protect the flora and its environment, the reserve also offers a wide range of services, including gardening and training courses related to botany.

  • Escrito por Iván Romero
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High energy efficiency and respect for the environment

Two years after start operating, the Bariay aggregates mill in the Holguín municipality of Fafael Freyre meets its main objective: supplying the development program for the Ramón de Antilla tourist center, to which it dedicates about 40 percent of its productions.

The plant belonging to the Médano construction materials company processes about 60 cubic meters of stone per hour. The high degree of automation guarantees processes with only one operator during work shifts.

Carlos Ávila Herrera, the production director of the company, said that in 2018 the plant managed to fulfill the plan at 118 percent, with stone productions of three-eighth, three-quarter and stone dust. In this year, considering fuel limitations facing the country, they had a smaller plan of around 74 thousand cubic meters of aggregates, which was recently completed without difficulties.

The mill also contributes to other areas such as road repair and construction, housing programs and local production of materials. “The plant has an energy consumption of 2.5 kilowatts and 0.95 liters of fuels per each cubic meter of processed aggregate, which confirms the high energy efficiency indicators. In addition, its location close to the production destinations considerably reduces fuel consumption,”said Eduardo Rojas Gámez, Head of the Mill.

The facility is located in a place of important historical and natural attractions about 50 kilometers from the city of Holguín; it also protects the environment, as it has technologies that mitigate the impact of dust pollution. The Médano materials company expands its projections to meet the aggregates demand in the province with the construction of a similar installation in the municipality of Mayarí that will begin operations in January 2020.

  • Escrito por Thalia Ruiz Desdín, ACN
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Russian airline opens new route to Cuba through Holguín airport

The Russian airline inaugurated a new route to the city of Holguín through a Boeing 77-300, coinciding with the high season of tourism in Cuba, which runs from the current November to April of next year.

The opening airplane landed on Cuban soil through the Frank País International airport, with about 500 tourists on board from Russia, and it was received by the traditional ceremony of water arches in order to, from that moment, increase annually the number of visitors arriving to this Caribbean country from that destination.

The entry of this air route took place through the Coral Travel and Sunmar travel agencies to enjoy hotel facilities and the many attractions available in Holguín tourist area, based in beach locations of the northern part of the province, especially in Guardalavaca and Pesquero, belonging to the municipalities of Banes and Rafael Freyre.

Tourists were received by representatives of the Cuban agency Gaviota Tours, which responds to the Gaviota Hotel group in the country. Most of them will be staying in Holguín facilities, and a small group will move to hotel centers on the coast of Santa Lucía, in the province of Camagüey.

This new air route, in addition to the operations initiated in 2017 by the Nordwind airline, will bring to Cuba, every 10 or 11 days, a number of tourists similar to this Monday from Russia.

Royal Flight also shares, since last August, other destinations in Cuba through the Juan Gualberto Gómez International Airport, in Varadero, the main Cuban tourist hub.

Semi Pempe, representative of the tourist company Oti-Holding in Cuba, meant the interest of visiting the country due to its attractive beaches, warm weather and the kindness of Cuban people, mainly hotel workers.